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Insulation above the garage, if it is not there now, is one of the most important things you can do. Forget color and all the rest till later, get the insulation done. Been there, done that, and enjoying the monthly savings. Most builders put the bare minimum, if any at all, so take care of it.
I would find out from the builder how much (inches) insulation they blew into the ceiling right away. Increasing it can save you a ton. I'll give you a for instance..........our total utilities bill in a 35+ year old home went from $475+ a month to less than $300 a month after adding 1' of blown insulation into the ceiling for $900. Just got the utilities bill today and it was $249 and some change. That is for EVERYTHING, electricity, water, sewage, trash, all of it. Yes that obviously varies by city. Best money we ever spent. Now this was not just the garage but the entire house however the garage is a very important area to insulate. Certainly building codes have improved since three decades ago, I'm just trying to give you an example.
Again, congratulations on your new home. Be a Lioness if it comes to using the new home warranty.
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